Vereniki Goneva

Vereniki Goneva (born 5 April 1984 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian rugby footballer, who plays for Mont-de-Marsan in France's Pro D2, the second division. He plays as a centre or wing.

Vereniki Goneva
Goneva in 2014
Birth nameVereniki Goneva
Date of birth (1984-04-05) 5 April 1984 (age 38)
Place of birthLautoka, Fiji
Height6.2 ft (1.89 m)
Weight102 kg (16 st 1 lb; 225 lb)
SpouseRaijeli Katalau
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre, Fullback
Current team Mont-de-Marsan
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2011 US Colomiers 46 (28)
2011–2012 Tarbes 19 (40)
2012–2016 Leicester Tigers 89 (205)
2016–2019 Newcastle Falcons 60 (145)
2019–2020 Harlequins 6 (0)
2020 Mont-de-Marsan 43 (30)
Correct as of 2 May 2022
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2019 Fiji 59 (110)
Correct as of 7 September 2021
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2007–2009 Fiji 8

He made his debut in English rugby for Rotherham against Northampton Saints in the RFU Championship in the 2007-2008 season. He played for Leicester Tigers from 2012 to 2016, where he won the Aviva Premiership title,[1] before signing for Newcastle Falcons. He has been Premiership Rugby's top try scorer in two seasons.


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